Mendi Shield
Mendi Culture, Southern Highlands Provence, Papua New Guinea
Wood, pigment, natural fiber strap
Mid 20th Century
50.5" high, 16" wide
Provenance: Ex. Michael Hamson Oceanic Art
A regionally traditional shield, with an attractive bold graphic. The carved, raised center ridge adds another dimension to the design while maintaining the pleasingly uncluttered motif.  The result is a timeless, elegant artifact.